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Your Journey To the Temple-Relief Society Program

Today I want to share a program that our Stake Relief Society is doing with us in my own Stake. They are doing a program to get all of the sisters in the Stake to the Temple. I thought perhaps this could be something you might want to use in your own Stake or Ward. I hope you find this a blessing. They made us little booklets with the following information that each Visiting Teacher was to deliver to the sisters she teaches.

Dear Sisters,

The purpose of Relief Society is to help each one of us prepare and be worthy for the blessings of eternal life. Remember our eternal progression is a process. There has never been a greater need for strong families and homes, nor a greater need for increased personal righteousness.

In order to improve our relationship with our Heavenly Father we need to make time as sisters in our busy schedules to draw closer to the Lord. We need to feel His spirit influence us in our daily lives.

The ability to qualify for, receive, and act upon personal revelation is the single most important skill that can be acquired in this life Making and keeping temple covenants also adds spiritual strength and power to a woman's life. Through personal revelation you can prioritize correctly and navigate this life with confidence.

As these goals become habits you will be on the path leading to the temple and eventually exaltation.

May you find joy in your journey through this process.

Your Stake Relief Society Presidency

Your Journey to the Temple

"And verily I say unto you, let this house be built upon my name, that I may reveal my ordinances therin unto my people." Doctrine & Covenants 124:40

Month One

Increase Faith and Personal Righteousness

...Faith is things which are hoped for and not seen. Wherefore, dispute not because ye see not, for ye receive no witness until after the trial of your faith. Ether 12:6

And Christ hath said: If ye will have faith in me ye shallhave power to do whatsoever thing is expedient in me. Moroni 7:33

*Eliminate things in your life or surroundings that detract from the spirit.

*Pray with more intent and listen for answers. Record impressions in your journal.

*Read Mosia 1:3-7 and commit to read the scriptures every day. record impressions and promptings as you read.

*Work to qualify for and hold a current Temple Recommend. If endowed, commit to improve your Temple attendance.

Month Two

Strengthen Families and Homes

"The greatest work we will ever do will be within the walls of our home." David O. McKay

...Choose you this day whom ye will serve...But as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord. Joshua 24:15

*Pray together daily as a family.

*Eat dinner together as a family.

*Write a letter to each individual family member expressing your love and appreciation for them.

*Plan a family activity that can become a continuing family tradition.

*Share your personal history and testimony with your family.

*Prioritize your schedules so that every family member is together on Monday night and plan a Family Home Evening.

Month Three

Seek Out and Help Those in Need

Therefore all things whatsoever ye would that men should do unto you, do ye even so to them, for this is the law and the prophets. Matthew 7:12

"Do you and I understand that the significance of our service does not depend upon its scale?" Elder Neal A. Maxwell

*Complete your visiting teaching. See to truly serve your sisters. How can you encourage your visiting teaching sisters to make it to the Stake Relief Society Temple Day

*Accept your calling with a happy heart. Strive to magnify your callings.

*Make a list of the people you feel prompted to serve this month and render service in their behalf. Note your feelings in your journal.

*Participate in Family History work. Record in your journal the feeling you experience.

***Date of your Stake Relief Society Temple Day***

"We must cherish one another, watch over one another, comfort one another and gain instruction, that we may all sit down in heaven together." Lucy Mack Smith

"The Temple is the object of ever activity, every lesson, every progressive step in the church. All of our efforts in proclaiming the gospel, perfecting the saints, and redeeming the dead lead to the holy Temple. Ordinances of the Temple are absolutely crucial. We cannot return to God's glory without them." Elder Russell M. Nelson

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